VANESSA N. PUHAK
Mrs. Puhak is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she majored in psychology. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University- Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2017. Prior to attending law school, she served our country as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. She completed a humanitarian mission in Haiti and a combat deployment in Afghanistan.
Mrs. Puhak is a native of New Jersey, but she spent most of her childhood in Uruguay, the home of her parents. Due to her upbringing there, she is fluent in Spanish.
She began her legal career at Legal Aid of North Carolina handling family law cases, especially those involving victims of domestic violence. Mrs. Puhak also has experience in international child abduction cases.
As a former Army officer and former military spouse, Mrs. Puhak has an in-depth understanding of the issues and outcomes involved with a military-related divorce.
Mrs. Puhak was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2017. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association as well as the 10th Judicial District and Wake County Bar Associations.
Mrs. Puhak lives with her husband, stepson, stepdaughter, son and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, soccer, hiking, reading and traveling. She has visited 14 countries so far and hopes to visit many more.
2017, North Carolina State Bar
2018, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D.)
University of South Carolina Upstate (B.S.) cum laude
Spanish – Fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
French – limited proficiency (speaking)